Almost Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month and although I know mental health/emotional health/mental wellbeing should be on the minds of everyone everyday of the year, I am also thrilled that there is a time dedicated to it solely. The only problem with one time dedicated to mental health awareness is that it keeps the stigma alive. … Continue reading Almost Mental Health Month

Daily Anxieties

Whether or not you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or anything of the like, doesn't mean that you are not struggling right now. It doesn't take away from the realness or the validity of anything you are experiencing. We are all struggling. Every day feels the same. We are in a cycle of … Continue reading Daily Anxieties

Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

OK so we talk about the mind-muscle connection as it relates to physical strength and deliberately contracting a muscle to help foster its repair, strength, and growth. I pose the question: “What is the difference between the phrase “mental health” and the phrase “physical health?” I mean, besides the one innocent word preceding the term … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

Help Someone Help Themselves

A post written a while ago but still depicts my passion today!! A night out with my two best friends for dinner. This is a habitual thing but tonight was a bit different. I had met with a business friend right before seeing my friends, and our talk about his work with people living with … Continue reading Help Someone Help Themselves

The Pain of Perfectionism

(Mind Blown) How true this is! When I was growing up I never considered perfectionistic to be descriptive of how I was behaving. I was an athlete, a student, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I was then a professional (still am!), a crossfit athlete, and a partner. Through each part of my identity I … Continue reading The Pain of Perfectionism

The Flow

Two chemicals. Three atoms. One molecule. So many forms and characteristics. Something we take for granted each day, yet can't live without. Different physical states based on energy, different traits based on environment. This simple yet complex molecule is fascinating, life-saving, and very treasured. By some amazing force it continues to move in a seamless … Continue reading The Flow

Where Does Your Energy Go?

When you have things you need to say, built up energy, or unresolved situations, where do you throw your energy? When you feel overly excited, full of emotion, and ready to go where do you direct your energy? Is it the gym? Shopping? Friends? Driving? Reading? Where does it go? Do you talk to people? … Continue reading Where Does Your Energy Go?

Laughter

  Today a coworker came up to me and said, "You seriously have the cutest laugh ever." I, of course, laughed and said "Aw, thanks!" He continued, "No seriously. I have my headphones in to listen to something but one side is lifted in case someone calls my name and all I hear is your … Continue reading Laughter

Hard to Understand

People think they understand anxiety and depression but unfortunately, or fortunately, unless you suffer from the depths of the disorder then it is very difficult to fully understand and empathize. I am not saying no one gets it at all or someone can't express an understanding and possibly come to understand more clearly, but it is very … Continue reading Hard to Understand